The Higher Education S.B. Dissanayake has said that the imperialists are making an untiring effort to spread terrorism in the developing countries and to destabilize them. He said that the youths should be aware of the situation.
The Minister expressed these views at the final youth festival of the Sri Lanka National Preparatory Committee for the World Youth Festival. Ministers Chandrasiri Gajadheera, Douglas Devananda, Wimal Weerawansa, and youth leaders representing all political parties excluding the JVP participated in the occasion.
150 youth representatives will participate in the 17th World Youth Festival to be held in Pretoria in Africa from 13th to 20th December. On earlier occasions only 4 or 5 youths participated in the festival. The number has been increased due to the intervention of the President. A notable feature is the selection of youths belonging to all communities including Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim.